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Today's News

  • Friendly physician passes away

    Dr. Robert Wilber will be remembered by friends, co-workers and patients for his personal service and concern. He died Feb. 7. He was 78 years old.

    "He was one of a kind," said Linda Crouch, a long-term employee of Wilber's.

    Crouch said Wilber practiced medicine in Lebanon from 1962 until 1997. He later returned to medicine for a short time in Springfield.

    "He loved to educate his patients," Crouch said.

  • Heart attack suspected as cause of death in accident

    From The Kentucky Standard

    A Marion County man who died after getting into a minor accident Thursday in Bardstown is suspected to have suffered a heart attack.

    Joseph Wayne Newton, 59, of Loretto was pronounced dead in the Flaget Memorial Hospital after being transported there by Nelson County EMS, according to Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin.

    Houghlin said an autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner to determine an exact cause of death, but preliminary indications point to a heart attack. 

  • MCHS principal search underway

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has renewed its search for a principal.

    Chris Brady, the interim principal and the chairman of the council, said the notice was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education website on Feb. 2. Brady said the notice must be posted for at least 30 days.

    "It will be at least a month or two before anything big happens," Brady said.

  • School board will meet Thursday evening

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.

    The board is scheduled to meet with Mike Oder of the Kentucky School Boards Association to develop a superintendent search plan.

    The board is also scheduled to discuss parliamentary procedures and to approve the minutes of previous meetings.

  • No school Friday, Feb. 11

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 11, due to poor road conditions.

    The National Weather Service is predicting patchy fog before 7 a.m. Friday. The forecast is for sunny conditions with a high of 34 degrees with wind chill factors as low as zero.

    The forecast for Friday evening is for a high around 22 degrees.

  • Column: General Assembly prepared for several bills during short session

    As we returned to Frankfort to resume the 2011 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, we are faced with issues that are as wide and varied as the monster snowstorm that cut through much of the United States this week. Several bills have already passed through the House of Representatives and are on their way to the Senate for consideration.

  • Column: Where is the beef, school board?

    By Joseph B. Stevens

     

  • Column: Prospective savings and right to life

    The General Assembly returned to Frankfort this week after the January recess to continue our 30-day session. Protecting the lives of the unborn and saving tax-payer dollars were two themes that emerged.

  • Lady Knights beat Hart County by 28

    The Marion County Lady Knights varsity girls basketball team hosted the Hart County Lady Raiders at the Roby Dome Monday of last week. After a bit of a sluggish first quarter, the Lady Knights picked up the pace and took control of the game. Sophomore Makayla Epps poured in a game high 26 points in route to the Marion County victory with a final score of 62-34.

  • Knights win thriller; clinch No. 1 district seed

    The Marion County Knights varsity boys basketball team hosted the Taylor County Cardinals Friday night at the Roby Dome in front of what may have been the biggest and most supportive crowd to see a ballgame recently. All fans were asked to wear white to the game to make the effect of a “white-out.”